slow speed audio recording

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Recording new project my audio recording over my powerpoint using my new logitech headset with mic is creating a very SLLLLLLOOOOOOOWWWWWW audio of my voice.  I can't figure out what is wrong.  Please help.
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Jack Fruh, Champion

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Hey Robin, I've had this happen using a different product (not camtasia) - and ironically, my issue didn't change my voice, it changed the captured computer audio.  I was able to isolate it to an old piece of USB audio hardware.  Since the piece was old and I plan to replace it, I didn't really look into it too much, but I suspect it has something to do with how the mac handles multiple audio devices being connected.

If I was going to try to solve it, I would start with audio midi setup, and look over the help on combining audio sources since theres some info on the master timing clock in there.

Lastly if you don't need to capture computer audio, and just need your logitech mic, then be sure to deselect capturing computer audio.

Oh and one more side note, if you're using a headset mic, be sure the mic is not directly in front of your mouth, It should be a good 3 inches out of range, this will keep you from blasting the mic with your "P" sounds, and will also help keep you from having 'darth vader voice'.
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Did you mean Camtasia or PowerPoint.
For Power Point you'll have to visit Microsoft's Community (answers) forum. I am almost embarrassed to send there, although am one of The Community Moderators, the Microsoft Employees  are mostly 3rd party offshore sub contractors and mostly read from scripts.  Thankfully TechSmith has not grown big enough to do that. Although the forums are mostly manned by people like me and a few MVP's That work in field of industry that use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and know more than the average bear.

I you meant Camtasia then my apologies for this Side Trip. I am not aware if you can can control the speed of recording.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Well that's certainly not normal. You mentioned it is Logitech- do they perhaps have new drivers/software on their website that might fix the weird?
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I am having the same problem with a analog mic in the analog mic/headphone jack of my i7 core laptop. it's a problem with Snagit, as the pitch of my voice is very low, the speed is oddly right, as it keeps up with the video - but 'sounds' like slow motion. 

As far a recommending 'drivers' for a pure analog mic, it's not relevant. And now in the world of Win10, ones does not really get the option of even having 'outdated' drivers.
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Paul Middlin, Employee

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Hi Jack, 
I'd recommend creating a tech support ticket for this, so they can look more deeply at your specific machine to see why it's behaving differently: